Happy Earth Day 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

happy earth day 2014

On behalf of Chabil Mar Management & Staff, we want to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day 2014!

Breakfast on the pier anyone?

Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Breakfast on the Pier at Chabil Mar Resort - Belize

At Chabil Mar, we start serving breakfast from 7am and you can dine in the atmosphere of your choice. Options available are:

  • Cafe Mar Beachside
  • Your Villa’s Personal Veranda
  • Poolside
  • Kaleidoscope Bar & Lounge
  • Outdoor Grills

A Sampling of Guest Favorites from the Chabil Mar Menu:

  • Belizean Breakfast: Two eggs any style, fried fish fillet, refried beans; served with fry jacks or Johnny cakes
  • Tropical Fruits: A medley of seasonal fruits.
  • Chilequiles: Scrambled eggs combined with fried corn tortillas topped with a spicy Chilequiles sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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When Jill Robinson, a travel expert from Jettsetter visited our resort, she wrote the following about our restaurant:

The on-site restaurant offers both an extensive menu and multiple dining options. I enjoyed a breakfast of golden fry jacks on my private deck and lunch of shrimp ceviche near the pool. Any evening meal, whether it’s simple seafood chowder or grilled fresh lobster, is romantic when it’s specially prepared out on the pier.

Learn more about our dining experiences here: Dining at Chabil Mar.

See also: Belize Vacation Packages

Come join us for Placencia Belize Lobsterfest 2014

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
lobsterfest in placencia 2014

Photo credit: Conch Creative

Scheduled from June 27 -29, 2014, the Placencia Lobsterfest is a grand celebration of the opening of the lobster season in Belize attracting thousands of local and international visitors. The event is organized by the Placencia BTIA and the Placencia Village Council and has long been a traditional mainstay of Placencia’s economy.

What to expect at Placencia Lobster Fest 2014:

  • Game for kids
  • Belikin beer drinking contest
  • Biggest lobstah’ competition
  • Lionfish tournament
  • Mr. & Ms. Physique
  • Tug-o-War
  • Tipsy tuna toss
  • Hot spicey wings eating contest
  • Kayak racing
  • Placencia Lobsterfest Classics
  •      Throw the cast net – A Placencia Lobsterfest original. Throw the cast net over the sand and try to scoop up a schilling!
  •      Reel in the kayak – That’s right! Grab a fishing rod and reel in a kayak with one person on board to shore!
  •      Fly fishing on the beach – Throw your fly fishing rod and land your fly in the center of a circle drawn in the sand. If you can do this, you are a real champ!

Check out this video on Belize’s Best Lobsterfest:

This is the most popular event of the season in Placencia so we hope to see you there!

Contact us today for more details on the Placencia Lobsterfest 2014!

Belize Prepares for Tourism Expo

Posted on Monday, April 14th, 2014


BETEX, the largest tourism show organized and promoted by the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) will be held next month in Belize City from May 7-12, 2014. According to Herbert Haylock, President of the BTIA, the first BETEX event was organized in 1996 and since then has taken place every two years attracting more than 350 local and international tourism professionals and press representatives.

See also: 13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Vacation in Belize

The travel show is a business to business event that showcases Belize’s travel destinations, hotels, tour operators and other tourism service providers.

“It is an exclusive opportunity for international travel resellers (trade visitors) to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with local travel suppliers (exhibitors), learn more about Belize, and experience the destination first-hand,” says Mr Haylock, the BTIA President.

Opened only to registered participants, BETEX welcomes travel industry professionals with direct influence over purchasing decisions such as tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, group travel organizers, corporate travel buyers, event planners, conference organizers, and online travel companies and airlines.

See also:  Belize Vacation Packages & Specials

BETEX is an initiative of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), Belize’s leading national private sector tourism association.  BTIA represents a unified voice which advocated for issues that benefit its members, influences tourism policy, legislation and marketing for the sustainable development of the industry and improved quality of the visitor experience.

To learn more about the travel show, please visit the website http://www.betex.bz or contact the show organizers at info@betex.bz.


Great Blue Hole Featured on Australia’s #1 News Site

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

great blue hole of belize

Divers descend to stalactites in Blue Hole. Tim Rock/Lonely Planet Source: Getty Images

The jawdropping 310 meter wide Great Blue Hole in Belize is currently being featured on Australia’s #1 News Site http://www.news.com.au/. The story was published on April 7 2014 by Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world which described it as an azure submarine sinkhole that is a paradise for divers in search of crystal-clear water that hides treasures in its depths.

The article reads:

Welcome to the Great Blue Hole near Belize, a spectacular sight which Lonely Planet has explored for the new book The World’s Great Wonders.

From above, it looks like an eye — a large, dark pupil surrounded by a sliver of turquoise iris, framed by the eyelids of the reef. But now that you’re within its embrace, it’s hard to get a sense of its circular shape.

See also: Dive Blue Hole Belize Vacation Packages

A school of yellow angelfish linger by the reef. A lone parrotfish nibbles on the coral. Pressing on your scuba gear’s purge valve, you follow the stream of bubbles from fellow divers. As you sink lower, you are surprised by the absence of marine wildlife down here. You peer into the darkness, hoping for a glimpse of a turtle, or maybe a shark. But 40m down, there is an even more spectacular sight.

See also: 13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Vacation in Belize

Stalactites. The long swords of limestone, some 10m in length, cling to the roofs of cave inlets. At this depth they appear dirty brown in colour. You approach them tentatively, aware that one flick of a wayward fin could shatter eons of history. After all, stalactites started to form in these caves over 150,000 years ago.

Read the full article here.

For more information about Belize or the Great Blue Hole, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.